Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Twos on top

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Hot and blus­tery con­di­tions greeted golfers on Satur­day for the penul­ti­mate round of the Deniliquin Golf Club Premier League, with the hard and fast con­di­tions mak­ing scor­ing dif­fi­cult for all but a few.

Re­sults in the Nor­rum­boon con­fer­ence have kept the fi­nals race wide open with five teams chas­ing two spots when the fi­nal home and away round is held this week­end.

Twos se­cured top spot with an­other dom­i­nant dis­play in their win over Golf Mates, 149 to 131.

It was the Kevs who did the dam­age for Twos with cap­tain Kev Reeves lead­ing all scor­ers with 41 points and Kev Keane 40. Graeme Roth­well led Golf Mates with 35.

Golf Mates have dropped to sev­enth and re­quire a win and re­sults to fall their way in the fi­nal round if they are to fea­ture in fi­nals.

Ea­gles & Birdies recorded a nar­row three point win over Tay­lorMaids, 143 to 140.

Felic­ity McCal­man was the dif­fer­ence be­tween the two sides scor­ing 42 points for Ea­gles & Birdies.

Cap­tain Prue Grant and Ali Fer­gu­son led Tay­lorMaids with 36 points.

The win moves Ea­gles & Birdies to third on the lad­der, but they still re­quire a win next week to be cer­tain of fi­nals.

With their sea­son on the line, COVID8 put in their best per­for­mance to date to se­cure a 129 to 123 win over The Jack­son 8.

Ross Tay­lor recorded an ex­cel­lent 38 points to lead COVID-8, while Glenda Camp­bell top-scored for the Jack­son 8 with 34.

The win moves COVID-8 to fifth on the lad­der, sit­ting out­side the top four on per­cent­age only, while the Jack­son 8 fell to fourth.

Both teams need a win next week to fea­ture in fi­nals and even that may not be enough for COVID-8.

The Ones made it two wins in a row, de­feat­ing a de­pleted Da Clus­ter 133 to 122.

An­drew ‘Taffy’ Brunker led Ones with 40 points, while Mick Bar­nett top scored for Da Clus­ter with 39.

The win sees Ones re­main sec­ond on the lad­der and only a unique set of re­sults in the fi­nal round would see them miss fi­nals.

Da Clus­ter sit sixth and play The Jack­son 8 in round seven where a win might be just enough to move into the top four.

In the Steam Plains con­fer­ence, fi­nals will come early af­ter Hit & Hope and The Pennant Team both suf­fered de­feats and will now face off in what is ef­fec­tively an elim­i­na­tion fi­nal in round seven.

Bush Whack­ers main­tained their un­beaten streak with a stun­ning win over The Pennant Team, 133 to 129.

Bush Whack­ers were lim­ited to five play­ers but led by Jill Jeffrey’s 38 points and Neil Boswell’s 33, they se­cured top spot on the lad­der. Rob Wet­ten­hall led The Pennant Team with 37.

The loss drops The Pennant Team to fifth and into a must win fi­nal round match with Hit & Hope.

Old Boys jumped to third on the lad­der with a 125 to 117 win over the Mighty Mul­li­gans.

Barry Barlow again led Old Boys scor­ing with 33 points, while cap­tain Wendy Pekin scored 32 for Mighty Mul­li­gans.

The win se­cured Old Boys’ place in the fi­nals, while Mighty Mul­li­gans have slipped to last place.

A con­sis­tent scor­ing ef­fort from Wed­gies was enough to over­come Hit & Hope de­spite the bril­liant score of 41 points by Nick Met­calfe. Wed­gies won the match 138 to 125.

The Wed­gies were led by Si­mon Tilders and Vince Kelly, 35 points each.

Wed­gies jumped to sec­ond on the lad­der, with the win se­cur­ing their fi­nals po­si­tion.

Hit & Hope fell to fourth and will face a must-win sit­u­a­tion against The Pennant Team.

The Meri­nos caused the up­set of the round when they de­feated Lo­cal Knowl­edge 130 to 118.

Jimmy Poka jnr made a wel­comed re­turn to form with 38 points to lead The Meri­nos. Jen Choice again top scored for Lo­cal Knowl­edge with 36, but she lacked scor­ing sup­port.

The Meri­nos win ended any fi­nals hopes that Lo­cal Knowl­edge had head­ing in to the round.

While both teams are out of the race for fi­nals, they still have much to play for in this week’s fi­nal round.

Premier League plays the fi­nal round matches this Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 10.

Fi­nals start Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 24 and con­tinue Oc­to­ber 31, be­fore the Premier League Fi­nal is played on Novem­ber 7.

This will be fol­lowed by the league pre­sen­ta­tion night.

 ??  ?? Mark Ritchie play­ing for Mighty Mul­li­gans on the 18th hole.
Mark Ritchie play­ing for Mighty Mul­li­gans on the 18th hole.

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